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. general jack keane thank you. nice to see you. jon: breaking news from indonesia r-, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the banda sea, reported at a depth of 96 miles before the surface of the earth. according to the tsunami center that is too deep to generate a tsunami. it was eight years ago after christmas in 2004 when that monstrous tsunami killed roughly a quarter of a million people in indonesia thailand, that part of the world. this one apparently is not generating a tsunami warning because it was too deep below the surface of the earth to shift the ocean floor enough to cause a tsunami. we will continue to keep an eye on that story. well, he helped millions of people protect their computers from viruses. now john macafee is facing murder charges in central america. he says he's been targeted by corrupt authorities. we'll tell you why coming up. heavy snow blankets a huge part of the country. we'll tell you who got hit the hardest and whether there is more snow on the way anncr: some politicians seem to think medicare and... social security are just numbers in a budget. well, we w
mom, a black father, raised in indonesia and hawaii and i was beginning to sense how fitting into the world might not be as simple as it might seem. so to see this man, this senator, this powerful accomplished person who was not a central cast when it came to what you think a senator might look like at the time, and the way he commanded the respect of an entire nation, i think it hinted to me what might be possible in my own life. this was a man who as a teenager stepped up to serve his country even after his fellow japanese americans were declared enemy aliens. a man who believed in america even when its government didn't necessarily believe in him. that meant something to me. it gave me a powerful sense, one that i couldn't put into words, a powerful sense of hope. as i watched those hearings and listening to danny ask all the piercing questions night after night, i learned something else. i learned how our democracy was supposed to work. our government of and by and for the people. and by and for the people. we have a system of government that nobody is above the law. wher
and obligations. what rights does an american have in north korea, iran, china or indonesia, and what rights does an american jew, gay or a woman, enjoy in syria? to suggest we're citizens of the world destroys our understanding of the term and so weakens our performance of the duties of a citizen. one might say that the ap to gee of american power was the 1969 moon landing, and since then we have been in a decline. this decline is inevitable, nothing lasts forever. this period of diminishing american he generalny, however, may be one of healthy age. we citizens are the owners of of this country and its board of directors, and we may find the strength to reasonably consider the options open to us in this confusing time. one of them is perfect. and this is a sign we must make a moral choice which is to say a choice between two flawed or, indeed, bad alternatives. if we do not choose, the choice will be made for us by those interested at home and aprod and weakening the power of the american electorate. it's not a brave announcement, but it is our country to govern, to defend and to enjoy as long a
of japan, korea, vietnam, thailand, singapore, indonesia, burma; all of which represent the future of the united states in terms of trade, security and cultural growth in the coming decades. with respect to burma, there was a great moment for me to be able to sit down and see aung san suu kyi recognized by the congress a month or so ago, coming to this country as a member, an elected member of their parliament. we began the change in that relationship from our office, directly from our office based on work that i had begun and become interested in over a period of six years before i was elected to the senate. we, i'm very proud to say, laid the groundwork for the historic visit in 2009 from inside our office. often i would say against the will and against the advice of our own state department. we used validators. we talked to people we knew in the region. i became the only american leader ever to meet with general shui, leader of the military junta, to express my belief that we could work forward to have a different relationship. i met with aung san suu kyi, and i hope that those
currency and commodity trading they're going to end early. in japan, indonesia, the philippines, they were all closed in europe. only the uk, french, dutch and spanish stock markets are open and they're going to be closing early. there are now only five trading sessions left in 2012. get your act together. stocks and bonds, solid gains so far this year. the dow has advanced 8% in total. the s&p 500 up almost 14%. the nasdaq has jumped 16%. it's been a good year. the end of the year also means we are just days away from the fiscal cliff, however, and that's the bad news. and looming tax hikes, spending cuts, all of that. both sides warning a very big deal becoming a bit more unlikely. >> and my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you cannot pass a bill with just republicans. on a broad thing like this, you need both. and he has put himself with plan b and sort of an impossible position. he has to get these hard right goes to go along with him. and he and the president were going to say we're going to pass a deal with the majority of republicans and the majority of democrats in the
:12:12. >> we're still here. >> make a wish and celebrate. >> indonesia got married here. we have pictures from singapore. lots of weddings. i get married on 2-2-02 and that wasn't very lucky. here's a guy in france trying to synchronize his watch. he missed it by 25 seconds because he had 38 seconds at the bottom. even here a mass in lithuania here a couple hours ago. it's national sound check today. it's check one, two, one, two. >> i get it. so this is considered to be a lucky day for a lot of people. how long before another one of these? >> you have to wait for january 1, 3001. >> okay. it's going to be a while. i won't be here for that one. >> we have to count on other folks to bring that in. all right. thanks, chad. we're going to take a quick break. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, char
nation located strategically between the united states territory of guam, the philippines and indonesia. captured in world war ii, palau became part of the u.s. administered trust territory of the pacific islands. in 1994 it became part of an association which grants the u.s. military rights that the department of state calls -- quote -- "vital to our national security." the compact also provided palau with an initial 15-year assistance and that ended in 2009. the agreement would extend and phase out u.s. assistance by 2024. congress has provided stopgap funding since 2009, but the department of defense wrote to our committee, the committee on energy and natural resources in april of 2011, stating -- quote -- "failure to follow through on our commitments to palau as reflected in the proposed agreement would jeopardize our defense posture in the western pacific." the agreement provides for the phaseout of financial assistance for operation, construction and maintenance. the congressional budget office's ten-year budget estimate for direct spending is $171 million. the u.s. commitment to
and indonesia. so he calls baker and i'm assuming it's about 12 hours difference. he said jim, the president's going to love this bill. he said he's really going to love it. and there's pause and baker is talking. jim, just tell him to shut up. his friends are not going to like this bill and are going to want to get to him but the president is going to like it and don't say anything to him until we can brief him. that's the way the bill passed and that was the process. >> that was the process back in 1986. can that be the process today? feels like a different environment. >> sort of watching "lincoln." when politics worked. i don't know. we are in the middle of a political test of wills on marginal tax rates and funny we aren't fighting the underlying principle, wealthy people ought to pay more and get our economy back on track. right now the president thinks he was vindicated by his victory and wants republicans to give on marginal tax rates and they don't want to do that. but he has the whipped hand in this struggle. and you know, restoring the clinton tax rates is something i would suppor
is a strategic ally of ours in the western pacific near guam and the philippines and indonesia. last year our defense department wrote "failure to follow through on our commitments to palau as reflected in the proposed agreement would jeopardize our defense posture in the western pacific." it's important that the u.s. demonstrate its reliability as a strategic partner in the pacific by approving this 2010 agreement with palau and meeting our commitments. i urge my colleagues to support the amendment. the presiding officer: who yields time in opposition? mr. bingaman: i'm happy to see the matter dealt with a voice vote. ms. mikulski: i move the amendment be adopted by voice. the presiding officer: if there is no further debate on the amendment, all those -- mr. cochran: the senator from mississippi. mr. sessions: i object to the voice vote. i ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be. mr. sessions: on -- to speak on this remaining? the presiding officer: there is 30 seconds remaining in opposition. mr. sessions: madam president, this is
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